Yahoo: Tammy and Michael Bethel of Ohio have been charged with five counts each of child endangerment, after their 7-year-old son was found outside a local drug store allegedly trying to sell his teddy bear for food.
Police tell NBC’s WLWT-5 that they received a call on Sunday that the young boy was wondering downtown area of Franklin, Ohio, alone.
When officer Steve Dunham found the boy, he said he was peddling his stuffed animal so that he could eat. The boy reportedly told Dunham he hadn’t eaten in several days.
“It broke my heart,” Dunham told the news station.
The officer then took the child to a nearby Subway restaurant, where the two “said a little prayer and ate dinner together” before returned to the Franklin Police Department. MORE